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  • 2009 Joint Best Warrior Competition, COB Speicher, Iraq

    Jul 27, 2009

    Soldiers and NCOs in the United States Armed Forces, serving in Multi-National Division-North, compete for the title of Best Warrior, July 27-31, at Contingency Operating Base, Speicher, Iraq. The three day competition will test their physical, mental toughness and showcase their technical and tactical knowledge during a variety of challenges. Please view each Day's Slide Show on the Bottom for highlights.

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

    Jul 27, 2009

    Joint Best Warrior Competition COB, Speicher, Iraq 2009

  • Joint Best Warrior Competition - Multi-National Division - North Part 1

    Jul 27, 2009

    Service members deployed to the brigades and units currently supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in northern Iraq tested their physical and mental limits during a multi-tiered competition to find the best warrior in Multi-National Division - North. The four-day event brought the winners of each brigade and unit's individual best warrior competitions together to find out who is the best warrior in the division. The day's events included a multiple objective fitness challenge followed by a live fire stress shoot.

  • Paratroopers make home away from home

    Jul 26, 2009

    A photo slideshow showing how Paratroopers from 425th BSTB, 4th BCT, 25th ID spend their downtime at Combat Outpost Gorbuz, Afghanistan during their deployment.

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Soldiers and ANP patrol Khost province, Afghanistan

    Jul 24, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Police patrol two villages in Khost province talking to locals, July 22.

  • EOD NCO reaches five-year mark after tough, life-changing injury

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldier overcomes disability challenges despite missing limb.

  • Engineers and Soldiers collaborate during 82nd Airborne's visit to RDECOM

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division continue their two-week tour of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's facilities and are using the opportunities to collaborate with the engineers and scientists who develop much of the Army's technological solutions to battlefield needs.

  • Single Soldiers "Touch Up" History

    Jul 21, 2009

    Single soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program used their individual abilities as well as teamwork to assist in the restoration of the historical Hawaiian Railway here, July 15.

  • Youth spend "A day with Strykers"

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Most 11-year olds donAca,!a,,ct have the opportunity to jump in and out of armored vehicles, test out engagement skills trainer simulators and share stories with real Soldiers.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Running Series to promote running and awareness

    Jul 19, 2009

    Running Series in Iraq promotes wellness through running and awarness that others are less fotunate than you. The Series askes runners to donate old shoes for the Sole 4 Souls non-profit organization that donates the used shoes to needy people world wide.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Assumes Responsibility

    Jul 17, 2009

    The 130th Engineer Brigade uncased its colors, assuming responsibility of Mosul's reconstruction efforts from the 18th Eng. Bde. during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Station Marez, Wednesday, July 15.

  • 94th AAMDC Officer Gets Musical

    Jul 17, 2009

    Army Capt. Theo Voudouris, staff judge advocate, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, who has devoted much of his life to musical art and performance. This article is about his life, growing up around the theater, and his current project where he plays Glen Guglia in the Diamond Head Theater's premiere production of "The Wedding Singer".

  • New UH-72As aid 'Flatiron' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 17, 2009

    With the arrival of three new UH-72A Lakota helicopters last week, Fort Rucker's Air Ambulance Detachment, known as Flatiron, can better assist Fort Rucker and local communities by reaching medical emergency scenes faster.

  • Brigade competitions brings out heart of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2009

    Four Soldiers did just this with a minimal crowd as they competed in 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's four-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition, which tested their technical and tactical proficiency in Soldier tasks and drills, July 9-12.

  • The Many Professions of PFC Patton

    Jul 17, 2009

    For many Soldiers, life before the Army stems from a small, quiet hometown and for others, life before the Army began in a bustling cityscape or rural town. For Pfc. John Patton, a native of the island of Kwajalein Atoll, within the Marshall Islands, life before the Army began in an entirely different country.

  • Hawaii Soldiers Spruce Up U.S.S. Missouri

    Jul 16, 2009

    Under a cloudless blue sky, more than 40 Soldiers from the 40th Quarter Master Company, 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, took a trip back in time as they volunteered to help beautify the U.S.S. Missouri battleship Tuesday, here. The Soldiers performed a variety of tasks cleaning various areas of the ship, moving old equipment, and helping to replace the main deck. While the work itself may not have been fun, each volunteer was able to walk away with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Afghans help build base

    Jul 15, 2009

    An Afghan villager carefully places a brick while constructing a wall at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Konar Province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing base expansion in the country.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Fort Myer, Va., Area Chaplains' Corner: Devoting time with God

    Jul 9, 2009

    This is a regular Fort Myer Pentagram column which features a different chaplain from around the National Capital Region each week. This particular column happens to be authored by the manager of the Chaplain's Corner program. Chap. (LTC) White corrals all these chaplains, including Marine, USAF, Navy, Army, Coast Guard chaplains from any faith, and they provide a weekly column.

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

  • Alltop flies high at Army First Sergeant Course - Air Force Master Sergeant makes history at USASMA

    Jul 7, 2009

    Air Force Master Sgt. Danny Alltop, is just days away from making history - in the Army that is. Alltop will graduate July 10 from the U.S. Army's First Sergeant Course taught at Fort Bliss, Texas, and thus go into the history books as the first airman to do so.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers learn about biometrics at JRTC

    Jul 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a biometrics class at the Joint Readiness Training Center as part of their training for the unit's upcoming deployment to Iraq. Biometrics is the science of using physiological features, such as fingerprints or irises, as a method of identification, said James Langston, the class instructor and JRTC field support engineer. In the field, said Langston, one of the key pieces of biometrical equipment is the Handheld, Interagency, Identity Detection Equipment, which debuted in 2004.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade 'trained and ready'

    Jul 6, 2009

    Emboldened by thin coalition presence, strong tribal allegiances and radical doctrine that would return Afghanistan to seventh-century Shariah law, the Taliban has tightened its grip on the southern part of the country. But a U.S. force is en route to inconvenience the jihad. "We're going to the heart, the birthplace of the Taliban," said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Prosser, the senior enlisted Soldier of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. "(The Taliban) had better pray 10 times a day instead of five, because we're bringing a lot of folks with a lot of guns and we're bringing hell with us."

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade marks its departure for Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2009

    The six battalions and cavalry squadron that make up 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division formed on Watkins Field June 19, signaling the end of preparations for war by "the most advanced ground combat formation in history," according to their commander.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers harness new skills

    Jul 6, 2009

    An infantryman's long education isn't over when he graduates from his One Station Unit Training. There are a multitude of special skills unique to certain units that must be learned and practiced.

  • U.S. patrol base renaming ceremony in Samarra honors sacrifice, productive future

    Jul 3, 2009

    Amid the sounds of a ceremonial final roll call in tribute to Staff Sgt. Todd Olson, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division changed the name of Patrol Base Olson to Fond'k Albo Hera, June 30.

  • Renaming Ceremony Restores Iraqi Tradition, Honors Fallen

    Jul 3, 2009

    Lt. Col. Chris Stenman, commander of the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, partnered with Brig. Gen. Hewa Ahmed Star, commander of the Iraqi Army's 16th Brigade came together amid members of the Government of Iraq and Tuz Security Forces June 29 to restore Forward Operating Base Bernstein back to its original name - Matar al-Saddiq.

  • New provincial leader works to strengthen relationship with US Engineers

    Jul 3, 2009

    Seated around a conference table in the United States Army Corps of Engineers regional headquarters here, the Salah ad-Din Province Deputy Governor met U.S. forces and USACE engineers to strengthen their working relationship and discuss upcoming projects to improve the lives of the people of the province, June 29.

  • Former Russian paratrooper called to serve, enlists in U.S. Army

    Jul 2, 2009

    When Ruslan Emelyanov left the Russian army after nine years of service, he never thought he would wear a military uniform again. As a former Russian paratrooper who fought with the 205th Infantry Brigade (Airborne) in Grozny, Chechnya, for 15 months, he told his family he was through with war, he wanted to see the world.

  • 2009 Independence Day message from Gen. David Petraeus

    Jul 2, 2009

    Gen. David Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, offers feedback from his perspective on the hard work and sacrifices being made both at home and overseas as we celebrate Independence Day 2009.

  • YMCA's Camp Erdman hosts Operation Purple activities

    Jun 30, 2009

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii - Sitting on a Swiss army stretcher under a well-shaded ironwood tree, Shalonda Flowers, age 7, could sense the presence of her father, even though he is deployed.

  • Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

    Jun 30, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention.

  • Hands-free driving required in Hawaii

    Jun 30, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Now it's going to be important to keep your hands on the steering wheel, both on-post and off.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • 404th AFSB shows Stryker brigade that 'Sustain to Win' is way of life

    Jun 30, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - There are no "big box stores" in the desert. So what does a commander do when his unit is facing a show-stopping maintenance glitch' Who's a leader to call' Not Ghostbusters. They won't make house calls

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • Tuz Joint Communication Center focal point of the "Way Ahead"

    Jun 30, 2009

    Workspace improvements will lead to better functionality, according to Lt. Col. David Snodgrass, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who visited the Tuz JCC June 21.

  • The "Silo" begins its transition

    Jun 30, 2009

    FOB Brassfield-Mora, known by local Iraqis as the 'Silo,' will be transitioned from U.S. forces back to the citizens of Samarra. The meeting between Bahaa Naja Ali, the director general of seeds and grains, and Lt. Col. Sam Whitehurst, commander, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was the first step forward.

  • GoI, IP leaders receive in-depth look into CF forensic procedures and apprenticeships

    Jun 30, 2009

    During the tour Iraqi leaders visited the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility, Combined Counter Exploitation Explosive Cell labs and the Iraqi Based Industrial Zone, continuing the efforts of the brigade to bring about greater transparency and data awareness for Iraqi leadership of the province.


    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • In the Gym and Off the Streets: Tuz Sports Center Keeps Kids Busy

    Jun 24, 2009

    Until recently, the children of Tuz had few options for extracurricular activities; however, the Tuz Sports Center is changing that. With daytime and after-school programs that include soccer, volleyball, weightlifting and basketball, administrators invited members of the Tuz City Council and Lt. Col. Chris Stenman, commander of the Special Troops Bn., 3rd Inf. Bde. Combat Team, 25th Inf. Div., to visit their well-equipped complex June 17.

  • 'Warm basing' operations improve relationships between Iraqis, Coalition

    Jun 24, 2009

    Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces who have been conducting warm basing operations in the Tuz Qada took a break, June 16, at the Amerli Police Station to celebrate weeks of successful maneuvers.

  • Pulmonology Conference Unites Iraqi and U.S. Medical practices

    Jun 24, 2009

    It might seem insignificant to most people. A handful of Iraqi Doctors, an assortment of American medical professionals, a day of lecture and discussion, but small, frequent gatherings like this are having a far-reaching effect on the medical community in Salah Ad Din province.

  • Better water for Bayji under works by Iraqi, Coalition forces

    Jun 24, 2009

    In Bayji, obtaining potable water is like anywhere else--a necessity. Unfortunately for Iraqi families, usable water is not easily accessed by turning on a faucet. The efforts of the Salah ad-Din provincial leadership, coalition forces and PRTs are working to change this major dilemma.

  • Sharqat communities receive helping hand from IP, Wolfhounds

    Jun 24, 2009

    Sharqat Iraqi Police and Soldiers of Co. B, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division reached out to the remote villages of Al Khanuga and Msahly near Sharqat in the northern tip of Salah ad-Din province, June 1-2, in an effort to provide essential supplies and to foster the confidence of the local communities with their government.

  • Base Transfer Ceremony honors fallen warrior, recognizes bright future

    Jun 23, 2009

    The Balad JCC combines Iraqi Army and Police coordination elements, along with civilian emergency response functions together in one center. A small number of US Soldiers focused on intelligence and aviation coordination will provide support to the center.

  • Captain breaks course record during local 10-mile race

    Jun 20, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Runners beat back the early-morning heat and humidity, here, as they watched their pacesetter blaze his way to a new course record during the 10-Mile Race Around Wheeler, June 13.

  • Families experience Hawaiian culture and dance at hula workshop

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The instructions from the hula instructor came at a fast and furious pace, leaving several dozen fresh-faced students desperately trying to keep to the beat of the bottle-shaped gourd during a hula workshop, here, June 10.

  • Local Soldiers take flight with pilot training

    Jun 20, 2009

    HONOLULU - The sounds of plane engines roaring above echoed in the cool breeze as Sgt. David Wills, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, walked towards a Cessna N5329L aircraft outside of Flight School Hawaii, Inc., here, recently.

  • ShhhAca,!A|itAca,!a,,cs a secret

    Jun 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Surrounded by the craft materials she needs to complete her surprises, family member Destiny Murrell, 9, chides the photographer not to spoil her Father's Day present. Her mother, Larissa, interpreted her daughter's German language. She explained Destiny was actually finishing up two gifts - one for Father's Day, the other for her dad's birthday, soon after.

  • The Infantryman gets his due

    Jun 19, 2009

    After 234 years the Infantryman gets his due. The National Infantry Museum opened Friday on a stretch of land that joins Columbus, Ga. to Fort Benning, the Home of the Infantry. Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff GEN(R) Colin Powell served as the guest speaker and cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art museum. Fort Benning has been the Home of the Infantry since 1918.

  • Columbus Lion's host "Sledgehammer Night"

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Columbus Lions arena football team, sponsored "Sledgehammer Night" for the Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at the Civic Center, in Columbus, Ga., June 13.

  • Stryker unit gives new gunnery training system first Armywide test run

    Jun 19, 2009

    A prodigious U.S. Army battlefield capability recently got cheaper and more lethal. The first Advanced Gunnery Training System for the Stryker Mobile Gun System was unveiled June 5 at Fort Lewis' Battle Command Training Center by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation and the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker unit begins its rotation at JRTC

    Jun 19, 2009

    The dull roar of engines helped punctuate the arrival of Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, as offloading began at Fort Polk's rail head on June 3. Soldiers have been receiving vehicles shipped from the Northwest and preparing them for the brigade's rotation through the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • COIST staffs play crucial role on today's complex battlefield

    Jun 19, 2009

    On today's complex battlefield, company commanders make decisions quickly - and that is sometimes difficult without a staff trained to analyze the constant flow of information. As a result of a concept developed by Col. Harry D. Tunnell IV, the commander of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the company commanders in his maneuver battalions will have more of the resources they need to make timely, effective decisions.

  • Palin resolves to make 2009 Year of the NCO in Alaska

    Jun 18, 2009

    History was made at Fort Richardson Thursday when Gov. Sarah Palin signed Senate Joint Resolution 17, proclaiming 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the United States Army in Alaska.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • West Point leaders visit Iraq to learn ways to improve academy's training

    Jun 18, 2009

    Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck traveled in the Central Command area of operations in Iraq June 3-7, and met with combat leaders to learn about the challenges they face and what they want from West Point graduates.

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009


    Jun 17, 2009

    Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 85th birthday jumping with the Army's Golden Knights.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient honored, Army Birthday Celebrated at National Infantry Museum

    Jun 16, 2009

    Fort Benning, Georgia Aca,!" Medal of Honor recipient SPC Ross McGinnis was the first Soldier honored at the National Infantry Museum, a week before the museumAca,!a,,cs exhibits open. ItAca,!a,,cs fitting McGinnis is the first Soldier honored in this museum because he, and Infantry Soldiers like him, were the inspiration for the museum, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Foundation.

  • United States Army, Pacific names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Each Soldier started the Warrior Challenge even with zero points. After a week of combatives, a physical fitness test, land navigation and numerous other events, two Soldiers stood ahead of the rest.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Getting krafty

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Arts & Crafts Center, here, held their annual Kids Kraft Kamp, June 10. General art classes are held every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. for first through sixth graders. Adult classes are also available. Call 808-655-4202 for more information.

  • Makani Pahili '09 tests joint response: Garrison readies for Category 4 winds

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Validating emergency operating plans and training officials to better protect the community, its members and installation assets, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) held its annual hurricane exercise, Makana Pahili, May 28-June 5.

  • 'Sex Signals' discusses preventing sexual assault through comedy

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - One of the most popular improvisational shows on the mainland touched down on U.S. Army soil, here, earlier this week, leaving its Army Combat Uniform-clad audiences both in stitches as well as in a pensive state regarding sexual encounters.

  • Oahu North summer shuttle making rounds, rider supervision required

    Jun 12, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In order to provide increased access to our facilities for youth and Soldiers who may not have transportation from outlying communities or within our installations, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has initiated a summer bus shuttle service in the Oahu North communities.

  • South community shares concerns, stays informed at town hall

    Jun 12, 2009

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - Nearly 100 people packed into the chapel, here, June 3, for the latest Oahu South Town Hall meeting, eager to share their concerns and listen to the advice of agency representatives from various directorates.

  • Families flock to the Honolulu Zoo for annual Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 12, 2009

    HONOLULU - It wasn't too difficult to coax Spc. Richard Allen out of his lair, June 6, to join the thousands who flocked to the zoo take advantage of the free food, entertainment and activities during the Military Appreciation Day.

  • Celebrating Flag Day should be standard

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

  • To the colors: the basics of flag folding by the 84th Engineer Battalion

    Jun 12, 2009

    The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in a Fredonia, Wis., public school to observe June 14 as "Flag Birthday." Aug. 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. Hover over each photo for a description of the step in the flag-folding process.

  • 71st Chemical Team Gives Pacific New Capability

    Jun 11, 2009

    Under the relentless Hawaiian sun, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, 71st Chemical Company donned cumbersome personal protective equipment and set forth on a historical journey.

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Jun 10, 2009

    In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka.

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    Jun 10, 2009

    Soldiers from 277th Aviation Support Battalion unload five OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters early in the morning June 9th at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. The helicopters belong to the 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Tennessee and Mississippi. The 1-230th began arriving this month to replace the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment as part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Falcon.

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • USARPAC civilian workforce climbs as Scofield is promoted to DISL

    Jun 9, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- A new level of leadership emerged within the U.S. Army, Pacific with the June 5 promotion of Mr. Jim Scofield as the first Defense Intelligence Senior Level Special Advisor in the Pacific theater.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.


    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community has a new communications tool to ask questions about community issues and concerns directly to the garrison commander, appropriately called "Ask the Commander."

  • 'Pets of Patriots' program ensures care of Soldiers' pets

    Jun 6, 2009

    When Soldiers deploy they often leave behind loving family members, including small furry ones. To alleviate some of the concerns Soldiers have regarding their pet's care, the Hawaiian Humane Society offers a unique service called the "Pets of Patriots" program.

  • Parents learn to teach children with Army program's help

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For a brief moment, Callie Smith remained on all fours, sizing up her target like some kind of potential prized catch. Then without warning, she lunged forward - rising up onto her knees and wrapping her arms securely around her victim, as if unwilling to let him go until she gave him the one thing he deserved.

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